I can’t believe I’m here pre Christmas talking about 2018. But here I am about to share a post from a good friend of mine Ms S, about Spring/Summer 2018 with Cambridge Satchel Co.
A few weeks ago an exciting email popped in my inbox, forwarded from Miss Pond. As a PR myself, I’m more used to sending press invites than receiving them. So it was a nice surprise to be offered the chance to experience the other side of things! Miss Pond had been asked by Cambridge Satchel Company to join them for their Spring/Summer 2018 preview, but given that it was held on a Thursday in London (literally/luckily 3 minutes away from my office) and she works full time in Birmingham, it made a lot of sense for me to pop along in her place!
Blogger or not, you’ll probably have already heard of Cambridge Satchel Company (I actually have one of their mini ones already.) Launching back in 2008 from a kitchen table in Cambridge, the brand is now synonymous with good quality British leather and classic design. In more recent years, new ranges and shapes have been added each season, offering a contemporary twist on the traditional school satchel. We were given a sneak-peek at the upcoming colours and styles for Spring/Summer 2018:
The stand out pieces for me were the three way mini satchel in Indian Yellow, Baby Pink and Blush, and the Sand cross body bag with Scarlet suede tassel. I also loved the new Peacock Blue and Eggshell colours, which dominate the updated accessories range. New products include card holders, notebook covers, wallets and luggage tags.
In keeping with a lot of similar high quality brands, Cambridge Satchel Company are also releasing a lifestyle range imminently. This range will launch with a luxury candle, a diffuser and three 100% cashmere blanket scarves. The candle is inspired by the smells of Cambridge itself, and includes notes of Earl Grey Tea, old books and riverbank botany.
Before I left I also made sure to linger over their stunning Christmas 2017 set of handbags, clutch bags and cross body bags. I lusted over the Art Deco and Metallic Lizard miniatures and very nearly took one home with me…
Whilst there was nothing groundbreaking included in the new range, every piece was beautiful and well thought out, and very much in keeping with the classic quality brand Cambridge Satchel Company do so well. The new colours are fresh and clean and not too dominated by pastels (my personal springtime bugbear!) and the introduction of the tassels to the traditional designs brings a fun touch.
Have you been bitten by the satchel bug? Do you have a classic Cambridge, or are you tempted by any of the new colours? Let me and Miss Pond know in the comments!
P.S. Ms S was invited along to this event and wanted to share it all with you. Thanks Ms S for this write up!